Percival Everett enriches the ranks of Chris Abani’s acclaimed Black Goat poetry series.
Subject: Black Interest
Featured Black Interest Titles
What William S. Burroughs’ Junky was to heroin addiction, All or Nothing is to gambling, only more prophetic.
Trade paperback reissue of Elizabeth Nunez’s new novel, a New York Times Editors’ Choice.
An inspirational rags-to-riches memoir by the founder of the most successful Caribbean business ever established in the US.
What was life like for the gangs of New York and others thrown into the nineteenth-century slammer?
A breathtaking novella from the award-winning author of Song for Night and GraceLand.
In honor of her 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year selection—and in anticipation of the just-released paperback edition of Nowhere Is a Place, our Bernice L. McFadden Digit features excerpts from all four of her Akashic titles: Gathering of Waters, The Warmest December, Glorious, and Nowhere Is a Place.
In celebration of the release of Black History Month, our Black History Digit includes excerpts from our two February Releases—Nowhere Is a Place by Bernice L. McFadden and The Gospel According to Cane by Courttia Newland—along with Chris Abani’s Becoming Abigail and Kola Boof’s The Sexy Part of the Bible.
A powerful tale of a young woman’s quest to unearth her identity, lost between cultures and families.
The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka’s seminal work, BLUES PEOPLE, and latest selection in the AkashiClassics Renegade Reprint Series. This collection of essays by Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones includes a new introduction by the author and Q&A by Calvin Reid.
Front Page meets Harlem Nights: a riveting and racy historical mystery set in 1920s Harlem.
A powerful immigrant story of family, love, assimilation, and a provocative look inside the contemporary book business.
The second issue of the groundbreaking new literary journal.
A literary journal’s debut featuring writing from: Donnell Alexander, Federico Anderson, Dana Crum, Michael A. Gonzales, KRS-One, Michael C. Ladd, Ferentz Lafargue, Reginald Lewis, Adam Mansbach, Caille Millner, muMs, and Greg Tate.
The highly anticipated second title from Akashic’s groundbreaking street-lit imprint, The Armory, curated by author Kenji Jasper.
Chris Abani’s acclaimed Black Goat series presents the debut collection from one of America’s most promising young poets.
Nearly forty years after breaking his way into public consciousness, the indefatigable godfather of indie features and African American cinema presents a graphic novel that serves as the inspiration for his latest film.
The highly anticipated new novel and debut US publication from the legendary Jamaican author of The Lunatic and The Duppy.
Oddball sexuality, acts of perversion, and out-of-order behavior from the acclaimed Jamaican author of The Lunatic and Dog War.
How funny is this social satire? Akashic Books’s pledge to our readers: Laugh out loud at least once or your money back. Seriously.
A truly exciting American debut from a Nigerian writer on Chris Abani’s new poetry imprint, Black Goat, with an introduction by Kwame Dawes.
Echoing Jonathan Swift, Preston L. Allen breaks new ground with a novel that is part allegory, part fantasy.
An illuminating and unflinching novel exploring England’s 19th-century colonization of Jamaica.
Following her best-selling, award-winning novel Glorious, McFadden produces a fantastical historical novel featuring the spirit of Emmett Till.
A dazzling coming-of-age novella, now an Essence Magazine best seller, by Jamaica’s top-selling writer.
The latest installment in Chris Abani’s critically-acclaimed Black Goat poetry series.
Award-winning novelist Bernice L. McFadden’s highly anticipated new historical novel set amidst the Harlem Renaissance.
A provocative and persuasive historical novel exploring the Spanish brutality against native Indians in early 16th-century Jamaica.
Award-winning poet Kwame Dawes explores the insidious nature of power and the limits of protest for Chris Abani’s Black Goat poetry series.
After her infant son is kidnapped, Beverley Cottrell’s marriage fails. Years later, could a mysterious, lurking young man be her long-lost son?
The first title from The Armory, a new high-quality urban noir imprint edited by Kenji Jasper.
Akashic recruits Danticat, one of the truly great contemporary writers, to edit this timely volume featuring stories set both before and after the devastating 2010 earthquake.
A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid (A Novel)
Veteran authors Everett and Kincaid present an uproarious send-up of one of America’s most controversial American icons.
A seminal Jones/Baraka literary land mine that launches AkashiClassics: Renegade Reprint Series.
Akashic launches an African American–focused reprint series with this classic story collection.
Jamaica’s literary lion Colin Channer presents new fiction from the freshest young Jamaican authors and the Calabash International Literary Festival’s Extended Family.
A majestic novel that will launch Allen into the ranks of Junot Díaz and Toni Morrison.
The long-awaited paperback reissue of the acclaimed Jamaican author’s debut novel.
Following in the Caribbean footsteps of Haiti Noir and Trinidad Noir, now come dark stories from Jamaica’s capital city.
An African American man confronts a heart of darkness when his family moves from Los Angeles to a small town in Norway.
The first-ever US publication of the Caribbean comic classic that is also a major motion picture.
The debut title from Akashic’s Open Lens imprint: a universal tale of family, heritage, and the ties that bind, from the nationally best-selling author Randall Robinson.
The long-awaited reissue of McFadden’s classic novel about a young woman on a journey of self-discovery.
A bad-ass noir novel set in hip hop culture, by best-selling and critically-acclaimed author Nelson George.
A powerful debut novel illuminating how adoptees struggle to recapture their personal histories and cultural legacy, part of Akashic’s Open Lens imprint.
An authentic and riveting hip-hop memoir in the Joan Didion tradition from Bronx native Lewis.
Romance and political intrigue cloud the many lives of a diabolical African supermodel harboring a shocking secret.
The debut novel from the award-winning Ghanaian-born Jamaican poet.
A provocative debut that masterfully fuses issues of culture, race, sexuality, and family.
So Much Things to Say: 100 Poets from the First Ten Years of the Calabash International Literary Festival
Robert Pinsky and Derek Walcott anchor this groundbreaking, soulful poetry collection.
Chris Abani’s new novella furthers his reputation as the most acclaimed young African writer today.
Controversial literary legend Amiri Baraka’s new short story collection—an Essence Magazine best-seller—will shock and awe.
The Caribbean provides no shelter from the delicious terror of the Akashic Noir Series.
The long-awaited reissue of McFadden’s best-selling second novel praised by Toni Morrison, USA Today, Washington Post, and others—published simultaneously with McFadden’s new novel Gathering of Waters.
Concerns with human rights, political oppression, sexuality, race, and Jamaican culture thematically connect these essays.
Prodigy, from the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, launches Akashic’s new Infamous Books imprint with a story of loyalty, vengeance, and greed.
A deeply engaging and often hilarious debut novel about a morality clash in an insular Chicago neighborhood.